Your Riverside Digital Portfolio

Welcome to your Digital Portfolio at Riverside Secondary. Riverside provides a unique and innovative digital culture for all of their students to learn in. We are a 1:1 school which means each and every student and staff member uses a device to enhance teaching and learning, and most importantly, help prepare our students with tools and skills to be successful in the future. In order to ensure the success of the 1:1 program we have put in place a variety of support systems.

If you ever need assistance with technology please email For general support and how to’s with technology go here Riverside 1:1 Support Page.


Our school uses Edublogs to document and showcase your learning and experiences at Riverside. You will use your blog to post work and assignments for classes, to post about your learning and experiences in your portfolio, and write reflections based on the Core Competencies.

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Get Edublog support here: Edublogs User Guides

Office 365

All of our staff and students have FREE access to O365 tools. Our school uses these tools as one of our foundational platforms.

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Coquitlam Open Learning – Applications of Digital Literacy 10

Riverside is fortunate to be able to offer our grade 9’s a course credit for their work in the development of digital literacy skills.  The course is called Applications of Digital Literacy and will be a grade 10 credit given to all our grade 9 students. In their classes, students will be required to demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively navigate digital technologies while behaving ethically, responsibly and protecting personal security and privacy.

For more information visit Mr. Robinson’s blog:

Digital Fluencies

Please take a look at Riverside’s Digital Literacies model.

Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is the collection of all the traces you leave in electronic environments as you use or move through them. Some is content you actively volunteer—like your Facebook profile. Other material is passive—the cookies a site stores in your browser, the content your district collects about your use of their equipment, etc. All this data can be aggregated to build a profile of you and your behavior.

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Tips for Creating a Positive Digital Footprint

  • Always THINK
  • Never post anything that you might find embarrassing later.
  • Be careful with the pictures you post on your public profiles. Remember others will see them and judge you based on their content.
  • Change the privacy settings on your social networking sites so that only your Friends can see your information
  • Do not disclose your personal address, phone number, passwords. Bank card numbers…etc even in private messages. There is always the possibility of somebody hacking into your account and finding them.
  • Do not post things to bully, hurt, blackmail, insult, or afflict any kind of harm on others
  • Always keep in mind that once information has been posted online, it can be almost impossible to remove because of archiving and file sharing. Even though you deactivate your accounts, the information may still be retrieved by others.

Recent Posts

Analyzing Advertising Strategies


One of the products that I am analyzing is ”Old Spice After Hours Body Wash”

As you can see, the ”Old Spice After Hours Body Wash” commercial has a very muscular and a good looking man presenting the product. The bottle’s colour is a bold red that you can find easily on the  shelf  and that catches consumer’s eyes. They use different fonts from small to big, the center’s fonts are large, bold and strong.

The emotions that this ad is trying to evoke from the viewers are the need to be accepted by others, to change, to attract sex and be sexy. Also, the emotional connections are ideal life, weasel words and are you cool enough.

This ad is meant to appeal to males consumers because the commercial used words like ”Smell like a man. Not like a lady”.

The strategies being used in this ad is the need to be accepted, to change, to attract sex and be sexy. It’s associated with love/romance/sex. The emotional connections are ideal life, weasel words and are you cool enough. This ad is saying if you are a man, you should smell like one and not like a lady. If you don’t smell like a man then you aren’t manly enough or you won’t make your partner pleased. To be the ”perfect” man for your partner is to smell like a man. This ad uses words like ”Smell like a man and not like a lady” and ”Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady.”.


The last product that I am analyzing is ”Eggo”

As you can see, the ”Eggo” packaging has two golden-brown eggos with a decent amount of maple syrup and berries. They use colours like, yellow, red, orange and a bit of green to attract consumers. The ”Eggo” font takes up most of the packaging surface and the font colour is red to make it bolder.

The emotions that this ad is trying to evoke from the viewer is the need for excitement. Also, the emotional connections are repetition and sounds good.

This ad is mainly meant to appeal to youth especially young children because the ad uses catchy songs, bright colours and animals/objects made out of fruit with the eggos.

The strategies being used in this ad is the need for excitement. The emotional connections are repetition and sounds good. I think this ad uses the need for excitement because in the ad there’s a man rapping different kinds of eggos, which hypes kids up to making some of these different eggos. Repetition because they repeat this phase ”How do you eat your Eggo?”. Sounds good because the song in this ad is really catchy. When kids see the eggos at the grocery store they’ll think if that catchy song. When I was little, I would always think about this song when I saw them at the grocery store, in fact, I memorized all the lyrics.

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